Francis Carter Preserve

| August 31, 2014

Francis Carter Preserve

3.9 miles, 2.2 mph; charlestown, ri another sunday morning, another usual suspects hike. it was overcast and very humid, but still a good walk. the trail (which has been freshly brush-cut and widened) was covered with what at first looked like just bits of fluff, but upon further inspection turned out to be caterpillars. small white fuzzy […]

Narragansett Trail, Green Fall Section

| August 30, 2014

Narragansett Trail, Green Fall Section

4.05 miles, 2.1 mph; voluntown, ct also known as just “the green falls gorge,” this section of the [in connecticut] blue-blazed narragansett trail starts at the ri/ct state line marker at the spot where camp yawgoog road becomes green falls road, runs for a stretch north following the state line, and then swings west into the […]

Browning Woods Trail

| August 24, 2014

Browning Woods Trail

3.15 miles, 2.3 mph; south kingstown, ri quick, last minute usual suspects hike. we had a lovely time, and the weather was perfect. this is a very easy, flat, unchallenging trail, and the perfect place when you’re just in the mood for a stroll. oh, and STINKHORN fungus! and baby, did it ever stink—like a […]

Arcadia WMA, Breakheart-Shelter-Hudson Loop

| August 23, 2014

5.1 miles, 2.4 mph; exeter, ri this trail starts, and ends, with the john b. hudson trail in arcadia. it goes from 165 to breakheart pond on the hudson trail, then takes the breakheart trail around to the north of breakheart pond, then comes back down the hicks trail (an old road) back to the […]

Pelloni Preserve

| August 22, 2014

Pelloni Preserve

4.11 miles, 2.4 mph; hopkinton, ri this hopkinton land trust preserve is kind of a mess. the trail map shows named trails, but there are no blazes and no signs, and a lot of random crossing trails that go onto private property. it was hard to tell where i was. i was fairly confident this […]

Westwoods Trails

| August 20, 2014

Westwoods Trails

5 miles, 2 mph; guilford, ct this is a big trail system, and when i say big, i mean it’s 39 miles worth of trails on 1,200 acres of land. it runs through part of the cockaponsett state forest in guilford, and through land trust properties in guilford and branford. i barely brushed the surface. […]

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